Department of Planning and Zoning

Fairfax County, Virginia

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Mary Padrutt,
Acting Clerk to the Board of Zoning Appeals

Appeal Staff Reports

The following Appeal Staff Reports have been scheduled for public hearings before the Board of Zoning Appeals. Please note that posted hearing dates may be subject to change.  For the full meeting agenda, please refer to the Board of Zoning Appeals Meeting Agenda page.

For the convenience of the public, copies of the Staff Reports for the Appeals are available for review in portable document format (PDF) below.

Appeal A 2018-LE-014

Appellants: Jose A. Benitez and Blanca I. Benitez

Nature of Appeal: Appeal of a determination that an accessory storage structure (shed) which exceeds eight and one-half (8 1/2) feet in height is located closer than the minimum required side yard to the side lot line, and closer than the distance equal to the height of the structure from the rear lot line, in the R-4 District, in violation of the Zoning Ordinance provisions.

Public Hearing Date: July 18, 2018

A 2018-LE-014 Staff Report

Appeal A 2017-SU-026

Appellants: Gregg Caldwell

Nature of Appeal:  Appeal of a determination that three (3) storage structures (”Sea Containers”) are located on the property without site plan approval, that the required 25 foot wide transitional screening yard has not been maintained, and that a sign has been placed on the property without required permits, all on property in the I-5 District in violation of Zoning Ordinance provisions.

Public Hearing Date:  May 23, 2018.  Deferred to July 25, 2018

A 2017-SU-026 Staff Report

Appeal A 2018-MV-027

Appellants: Robert Merkli

Nature of Appeal: Appeal of a determination that the appellant is operating a storage yard, a vehicle light service establishment, and vehicle major service establishment, all on the property in the R-1 District all in violation of Zoning Ordinance provisions.

Public Hearing Date: June 20, 2018.  Deferred to September 26, 2018 

A 2018-MV-027 Staff Report

Appeal A 2017-PR-025

Appellants: Stephen A. and Iva E. Armstrong

Nature of Appeal: Appeal of a determination that the subject property has approximately 1,100 sq. ft. of the front yard covered with pavement, which exceeds the maximum of 30 percent coverage allowed in the front yard on property in the R-4 District, in violation of Zoning Ordinance provisions.

Public Hearing Date: June 13, 2018.  Administratively moved to October 3, 2018 

A 2017-PR-025 Staff Report

Appeal A 2017-LE-019

Appellants: Alvaro Cestti and Gladys Caballero

Nature of Appeal: Appeal of a determination that the appellant has erected an accessory structure which exceeds 7 feet in height and is located within the 10-foot minimum required side yard; and, has constructed a fence exceeding 4 feet in height in the front yard, both in violation of Zoning Ordinance provisions.

Public Hearing Date: March 14, 2018

Deferred Decision Hearing:  November 7, 2018

A 2017-LE-019 Staff Report

Appeal A 2012-LE-017

Appellants:  Hajimohammad Revocable Trust; Mohammad Hajimohammad, Trustee; Flora Hajimohammad, Trustee

Nature of Appeal: Appeal of a determination that the appellants are allowing a vehicle sale, rental and ancillary service establishment to operate on property in the C-6 District without Special Exception approval or valid Non-Residential use Permit, in violation of Zoning Ordinance provisions.

Public Hearing Deferred Date:  March 21, 2018 (meeting cancelled due to weather)

RESCHEDULED FOR:  May 2, 2018

Deferred Decision Hearing:  December 5, 2018

A 2012-LE-017 Staff Report